Rumor: Apple will disable the App Store on iOS 11 and older OS
Insider @StellaFudge said that already in early May, Apple will begin sending users outdated versions of its operating systems a notification about disconnecting from proprietary services. According to him, the “innovation” will affect not only smartphones, but also computers, watches and even Apple TV set-top boxes.
The list of Apple services that may soon be disabled on older devices includes Siri, the App Store, Maps and other regular applications, except for iCloud – cloud storage, according to the source, will continue to work as usual. According to an insider, a “downgrade” awaits all Apple gadgets running the following firmware:
- iOS 11 — 11.2.6
- tvOS 11 — 11.2.6
- watchOS 4 — 4.2.3
- macOS 10.13 — 10.13.3
It is reported that users of such devices will receive a notification that their OS needs to be updated to maintain full functionality. This won’t always mean it’s time to buy a new iPhone or MacBook, as some users simply ignore the latest updates. Apple itself did not officially comment on the insider publication.